Outdoor Events: Mexican Independence Day Parade, 3rd Avenue Festival, Atlantic Antic & More

Monday marked the autumn equinox. Celebrate the start of the fall season with fresh air, sunshine, and community at these outdoor festivities happening around Brooklyn this weekend.

Visit NYC DOT for more information on weekend street closures.

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Children’s Ragamuffin Parade
Saturday, September 28, 1pm to 3pm
Parade route: 3rd Avenue between 76th Street and 92nd Street, Bay Ridge
Hosted by non-profit youth organization, Ragamuffin, Inc., this event is one of NYC’s oldest parades devoted to kids. Join Grand Marshal Philip Guarnieri (of Empire State Bank) for the 53rd annual Ragamuffin Parade which will honor Mark and Rodger Loughlin (Ferrantino Fuel).
Street closures: 3rd Avenue between Bay Ridge Parkway and 92nd Street (1pm to 3pm)

WEPA! Festival
Saturday, September 28, 1pm to 6pm
Havemeyer Street between South 4th Street and Grand Street, Williamsburg
El Puente de Williamsburg hosts the 7th annual WEPA! Festival celebrating Latin American culture with music, dance, art, spoken word, a domino tournament, and a hands-on science exhibit.
Street closures: Havemeyer Street between South 4th Street and Grand Street (1pm to 6pm)

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46th Annual 3rd Avenue Festival
Sunday, September 29, 10am to 6pm
3rd Avenue between 69th Street and 94th Street, Bay Ridge
Enjoy a day of food, shopping, rides for the kids, live music and entertainment, and more at the 46th Annual Third Avenue Festival.
Street closures: 3rd Avenue between Bay Ridge Avenue and 94th Street (10am to 6pm)

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Mexican Independence Day Parade & Festival
Sunday, September 29, 11:30am to 3pm
Parade route: 5th Avenue between 38th Street & 60th Street, Sunset Park
The Mexican Independence Day Parade will feature Mexican folkloric dance, music, and community leaders. The Mexican Independence Festival will take place at the Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier (80 58th Street) starting at 12:30pm and feature local artists, cultural groups, and non-profit organizations providing information on immigrants’ rights and other services.
Street closures: 5th Avenue between 42nd Street & 60th Street; 59th Street between 5th Avenue & 6th Avenue (1pm to 3pm)

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45th Annual Atlantic Antic
Sunday, September 29, 12pm to 6pm
Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street & 4th Avenue, Boerum Hill/Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill/Downtown Brooklyn
Hosted by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, the Atlantic Antic is one of the oldest and largest street festivals in Brooklyn. Spanning 10 blocks across 4 neighborhoods—Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Downtown Brooklyn—the event draws thousands each year. Along with shopping, food, and art, there will be 11 stages showcasing live music and cultural performances. There will also be a block dedicated to children’s activities including pony rides, bounce houses, face painting, and more.
Street closures: Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and 4th Avenue; Boerum Place between Atlantic Avenue and State Street; Bond Street between Atlantic Avenue and State Street; Clinton Street between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street; Clinton Street between Atlantic Avenue and State Street (10am to 6pm)

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China Day: 2019 Autumn Festival
Sunday, September 29, 12pm to 5pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6 (enter at Atlantic Avenue & Furman Street), Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and the Sino-America New York Brooklyn Archway Association will host the Autumn Festival featuring cultural performances, children’s activities, and giveaways.

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Fall Feast In Prospect Park
Sunday, September 29, 1pm to 4pm
Prospect Park, Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
The Prospect Park Alliance and NY-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital will celebrate the local, seasonal harvest with lawn games, gardening activities, cooking demos, storytelling, and more at the Lefferts Historic House. RSVP here ($3 suggested donation).

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Pamela Wong

Pam was a staff reporter at Bklyner, covering North-Western parts of Brooklyn between 2016 and 2019. She also writes about art at arthag.typepad.com.

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